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WorldCast Systems launches AI solution for FM radio at IBC 2018

WorldCast Systems will launch SmartFM, the first Artificial Intelligence dedicated to FM radio broadcasting.

After three years of R&D along with field testing and measurement at on-air stations, this worldwide patented technology, SmartFM is engineered to enhance the listening experience, lower energy costs by 10 to 40%, and empower broadcasters to limit their impact on the environment with lower CO2 emissions, the release stated.

Commenting on the innovation, Gregory Mercier, Product Marketing Director at WorldCast Systems, said: “We are very excited about revealing SmartFM to the market after intensive research led by our industry’s experts in radio transmitters! This technology transforms the broadcasting of FM radio, on-air results are unrivalled, and mostly, we can’t wait for our customers to benefit from major energy savings. The future-ready design of our Ecreso FM transmitters enables even our older models to be enhanced with this Artificial Intelligence”.

SmartFM is the result of WorldCast Systems expertise in FM broadcasting, signal processing, and field measurement, the release stated. With its Ecreso brand, WorldCast Systems has more than 60 years of experience in designing low, medium, and high-power FM transmitters and has reportedly equipped approximately 10,000 sites worldwide.

SmartFM will be launched at IBC in Amsterdam, September 14-18th, booth 8.C58.